Troy by David Gemmell
Shield of Thunder ( Trilogy, Book 2)

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The second novel in David Gemmell’s bestselling Troy trilogy. Interlacing myth and history, and high adventure, this is epic storytelling at its very best.

War is looming, and all the kings of the Great Green are gathering, each with their own dark plans of conquest and plunder.

Into this maelstrom of treachery come three travellers: Piria, a runaway priestess nursing a terrible secret; Kalliades, a warrior with high ideals and a legendary sword; and his close friend Banokles, who will carve his own legend in the battles to come.

Together they journey to the fabled city of Troy, where a darkness is falling that will eclipse the triumphs and personal tragedies of ordinary mortals for centuries to come.


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About David Gemmell

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David Gemmell was born in London, England, in the summer of 1948. Expelled from school at sixteen, he became a bouncer, working nightclubs in Soho. Born with a silver tongue, Gemmell rarely needed to bounce customers, relying instead on his gift of gab to talk his way out of trouble. This talent eventually led him to jobs as a freelancer for the London" "Daily Mail, the Daily Mirror, and the Daily Express. His first novel, Legend, was published in 1984 and has remained in print ever since. He became a full-time writer in 1986. His books consistently top the London Times" "bestseller list.
 
Published March 27, 2007 by Ballantine Books. 514 pages
Genres: History, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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However, before the battle for Troy can reach its climax, Helikaon must take Andromache, Prince Hektor’s wife, to the island of Thera to return some bones and fulfill a vow.

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While not strictly a fantasy (as there is very little magic, aside from a few prophetic visions), and lacking the overt presence of the gods which played such a role in Homer's tale, Gemmell's version of the legends of Troy a well-crafted, compelling story in its own right.

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The Bookbag

Summary: A retelling of the myth of Troy that portrays all of the heroes and villains on all sides for the humans they were, that gets you closer to the action than you might wish and shows that war has always been the way it is.

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Historical Novel Society

Agamemnon, King of Mykene, is now gathering his forces together to declare war on Priam, King of Troy, who has maintained peace in the Mediterranean for the past forty years.

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Historical Novel Society

(Troy: Lord of the Silver Bow was reviewed in Issue 34, November 2005.

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SFFWorld.com

(May 19, 2009) David Gemmell brings the trojan war and its heroes to life, he puts a new slant on the trojan horse myth, characters you can feel, breathe, admire and loathe at the same time.

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